Once our question has been posed and the cards have been mixed, most Muzoracle castings begin with the rolling of the Musicians Die. How the Musicians Die lands determines two things in a casting: its key center and its direction.
A castings key center is determined by the pitch shown on the Musicians Die face (C, D, F#, etc.) The key center doesnt affect the meaning of a casting -- its a reference point for later playing the casting on an instrument or listening to it via the Casting Engine.
The direction of a casting does affect the way its interpreted, and the way it's laid out. The white Solfège Dice -- theyre rolled next -- represent points in a musical scale and mean different things depending on whether were going up the scale or coming down. A castings direction -- either ascending or descending -- is determined by which way the Musicians Die is pointing when it lands. If the bottom point of the Musicians Die face -- the point below the letters -- is aiming upward or directly right, the casting that follows is ascending; If the bottom point of the die is pointing downward or directly left, the casting that follows is descending.
Dice on the left indicate an ascending casting; dice on the right, a descending one.
Further details regarding the way castings are laid out can be discovered in the Quick Start pages on this site. The relationship of direction and meaning in the Muzoracle is explored on the Interpreting a Casting page.
Musicians and composers can use Musicians Dice as a creative tool for improvising and composing. The Muzoracle contains one Musicians Die for the uses explained above; a set of 12 Musicians Dice are available separately.